CWU-45P Flight Jackets
The CWU-45P was the original flight jacket designed and issued by the United States Air Force. Before and during World War I, pilots had flown planes with open cockpits, which subjected them to cold weather. In an attempt to keep pilots warm, the US Army had created the Aviation Clothing Board in 1917, they bared the responsibility of designing a jacket to fit the specific needs for a pilot. Shortly after the innovation of the flight jacket took full effect, pilots were presented with leather flight jackets. The jacket can now be seen worn by civilian and pilots alike. The jacket presents a unique and fashionable style that preserves warmth on cold winter days. The CWU-45P is made with the same standards as the Nomex version worn by the US Air Force when stated. The jacket is fully lined with quilted flight lining and the cargo pockets are fully lined with double needle stitching. The CWU-45P flight jacket is great for use in cool to warm weather.